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Ambrosia pumila

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Ambrosia pumila

Botanical Name: Ambrosia pumila
Common Name: San Diego Ambrosia

Endangered throughout its range. Very drought tolerant. Good in many soils. Recommended for hanging baskets or containers due to trailing or cascading habit. Pleasantly fragrant foliage.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Groundcover
Height by Width: 6in. H x 2-3' W
Growth Habit: Low, creeping, trailing
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate to fast
Sun Exposure: Sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Infrequent to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Grey-green
Endangered?: List 1B/RED 3-3-2
Distribution: Riverside, San Diego, Baja California
Natural Habitat: Chaparral, coastal scrub, valley and foothill grassland. Elevation: 60-1200'

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